Nick Meffin

APA Titled Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Nick combines evidence based medicine in combination with the clinical art. He has completed a post graduate Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in New Zealand and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe in Melbourne.

Nick uses a hands on approach in combination with exercise based medicine.  This includes shockwave therapy, dry needling, manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation. His interests lie in tendon rehabilitation, shoulders, and Knee's especially post operative ligaments repairs

His sporting involvement is vast including the Auckland Aces (in First class cricket). Assistance roles at Cricket NSW, Cricket Victoria and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash through out his Sports Masters.  

He currently works with the Kilysth Cobras in the SEABL and Doncaster Hockey club in the Premier League.  

For further information go to     www.melbournekneeclinic.com.au  or                                                                                      www.nickmeffin.com.au

 

 

 


Beth Scott 

Continence and Women's Health Physiotheraist & Clinical Pilates

Beth has specialised in the area of Women’s Health after completing post graduate training in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has experience in treating DRAM (tummy muscle separation), pelvic and lower back pain, pelvic floor weakness and pelvic organ prolapse. Beth's particular interest lies in the pre and postnatal period, where she strives to guide women in achieving their health, wellness & fitness goals. She regularly runs classes in our Clinical Pilates studio, offering pre and post natal class times.


Janine Wilson

Physiotherapist & Hydrotherapy

Janine is a senior physiotherapist at LifeCare Croydon with wide and varied experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. She has a Postgraduate Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and a special interest in Hydrotherapy. Janine has worked in both private and public health sectors treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions including paediatric and geriatric patients. She has a keen interest in post-surgical rehabilitation particularly knee, hip and shoulder replacements and sports injuries. 


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Jade Brodie

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Jade Brodie is a physiotherapist who has been working at LifeCare Croydon Sports Medicine for the past 7 years. She is particularly passionate about Clinical Pilates and manages our Pilates and exercise class program. Jade is also a hand therapist who enjoys treating injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow. In her free time, Jade loves yoga and spending time at the beach.


Laura Parlby

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates

Laura completed Human Movement Degree at RMIT in 2007, moved to Brisbane to study a Masters of Physiotherapy, which she completed in 2009, and has since worked at private practices in Brisbane and Melbourne. She has extended skills incorporating Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, Sports Taping and Kinesiotaping into treatment, and has an interest in treating sports injuries for acute management and rehabilitation to prevent recurrences. Laura is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and an Authorised Occupational Physiotherapist. Laura's love for treating injuries and rehabilitation arose from personal injuries through a 12 year career of competitive gymnastics. Laura has worked with Australian Rules football clubs, Soccer clubs including Under 16s Soccer team from Singapore. 


Rachel Ewart

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Rachel joined the team at LifeCare Croydon in 2001 after completing her degree with honours in 2000. From 2004-2008 she worked both at LifeCare Croydon and DMA in Prahran, a dedicated Clinical Pilates practice. Whilst at DMA, in addition to utilising Clinical Pilates as a treatment for injuries, Rachel assisted in the teaching of Pilates courses to fitness instructors. In 2008 Rachel returned to LifeCare Croydon full-time and commenced teaching individual and small group Clinical Pilates in our dedicated Pilates studio. Rachel's area of interest include treatment and prevention of spinal injuries, dance injuries, performing artists and musicians, performance enhancement through core stability, Clinical Pilates and dry needling. Like all our Clinical Pilates physiotherapists she is also trained in the use of Real Time Ultrasound Assessment of deep abdominals and pelvic floor.


Sam Suke

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Sam thrives on all aspects of fitness, sport and working to improve the health of everyday athletes, and all he comes in contact with.

Sam relates warmly to people of all ages, from young children to the seniors of our community.

Sam is an apprentice physio at the Western Bulldogs, and a Sports Trainer with the Footscray Bulldogs.

Sam provides physiotherapy, clinical pilates and an Over-60s ('Feeling Groovy') exercise class. 

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Amy Cusworth

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates  

Amy graduated from La Trobe University in 2007. Since then she has obtained a broad range of experience in spinal physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Amy has undergone further training in the management of hip, groin and pelvic injuries and conditions.

Amy is also a member of the Spinal Management Clinics of Victoria, which has enabled her to have further education and experience with the treatment and management of acute and chronic spine related conditions.

Amy was excited by the role that pilates can play in rehabilitation and maintenance of many physical problems and undertook further study enabling her to teach clinical pilates. Amy runs individual and group clinical pilates sessions.

 


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Andrew Wigg

Physiotherapist

Andrew is the Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Leader at LifeCare Croydon. He has been a member of the team since it's inception in 1987.  His clinical experience includes working with professional sports including AFL, SEABL, NBL, A-League, rowing and sailing.

Andrew's passion is helping amateur athletes of all ages and abilities overcome their injuries and in particular working on a comprehensive strategy for each individual to prevent future problems. Andrew has a special interest in knee, shoulder, hip and spinal injuries and specifically children and adolescents with particular treatment needs. 

Andrew is married with three children, loves playing golf, cycling and supporting his much loved Hawthorn Football Club.


Jen Vardy 

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Jen joined the team at Lifecare Croydon in 2011 with extensive experience in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is currently pursuing further qualifications in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.

Jen has experience in treating DRAM (tummy muscle separation), pelvic and lower back pain, pelvic floor weakness and is interested in supporting Women through both their pre and post natal periods. She offers sessions to support expectant mums and their partners with education and practice of Labour positions prior to birth.

She enjoys taking both Clinical Pilates and Feeling Groovy exercise classes for the Over 60s.

Jen has returned from Maternity leave and when not keeping up with her four children she enjoys running, bush walking, gardening and being creative.


Luke Androulakis

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Since graduating at the University of Melbourne in 2011, Luke has specialized in orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation, sports and spinal conditions. Luke has a strong and well-rounded interest in sports physiotherapy at the elite and amateur level. He was the head physiotherapist for Mazenod College and supplemented this with involvement in tennis, soccer and volleyball academies. He has also gained knowledge and expertise through work with the AFL International Cup and Draft Combine.

Luke has recently returned from London where he worked in one of Europe's largest fitness facilities, the Reebok Sports Club.

Luke utilities soft tissue massage, myofascial release, dry needling, peripheral and spinal joint mobilization combined with specific exercise prescription to better the long-term for his patients. Most importantly, he believes that a foundation in evidence-based practice and patient education is the key to successful outcomes.

Luke was an elite junior tennis player and has continued his involvement in tennis as a coach. Admittedly, he finds it difficult to stop analyzing a sporting match through the critical eyes of a Physiotherapist!

Luke works at Croydon 5 days a week.


Sam Lawrence

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Sam is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals in health and life overall. 

Before moving to Melbourne to pursue a career in Physiotherapy Sam completed his Bachelor of Human Biology in his hometown of Canberra. Prior to joining the LifeCare team Sam completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2015. Sam has completed further training in spinal physiotherapy, clinical pilates and running related injuries.

Sam employs an evidenced based approach to physiotherapy, combining soft tissue massage, dry needling, peripheral and spinal joint mobilisation and specific exercise prescription to help patients overcome and prepare for all of life’s hurdles. 

Sam’s other passions are rugby union, snowboarding and exploring the great outdoors whenever possible. 


Ben Humphris

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University (Orange NSW), and has been working at Lifecare since 2016. Ben is interested in treating a broad range of injuries, in particular the shoulder, knee, and sporting related injuries.

Ben utilises evidence based practice, with a prescribed individualised exercise program to address client needs. He uses manual techniques such as dry needling, soft tissue massage and shock wave therapy (Croydon clients).

Ben is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor and GLAD (hip & knee osteoarthritis) trained physiotherapist. Currently Ben is undertaking post-graduate training in the assessment & management of shoulder & knee related injuries through Lifecare.  

Outside of Physiotherapy, Ben enjoys playing football, soccer, golf, going to the gym and socialising.

Ben works at Lifecare Prahran Market Pilates & Injury Rehab on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. He also works at Croydon from Tuesday - Thursday. In addition to clinical work, Ben is associated with Noble Park Football Club (EFL Division 1) as a Physiotherapist/player.

Ben is a member with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 


Ky Wynne

Physiotherapist

Ky has a strong passion for the health and wellness of his patients, with special interest in helping individuals return to, and exceed, their pre-injury level.

Prior to beginning his Physiotherapy career, Ky worked in health, fitness and sporting settings for over 6 years, including roles as a personal trainer, exercise scientist and sports trainer. He completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science with a focus on clinical rehabilitation prior to undertaking the Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne where he graduated with distinction in 2016.

Ky has a passion for continual learning, having completed further study in Pilates, running rehabilitation and sports taping. Having competed in surf lifesaving, running and football, Ky uses this experience in sporting settings to help better understand his patients and athletes. Ky ensures his treatments are individualised and backed up by high-quality evidence, combining targeted massage and joint mobilisations with specific muscle activation and strengthening exercises to help patients get back to feeling pain-free and stronger than ever before.

Sporting teams

  • Old Ivanhoe Football Club VAFA (2015-2016)

Personal Interests

  • A lover of all sports and athletic competition, Ky has a particular interest in AFL and soccer

  • When not helping his patients, Ky has a passion for the outdoors, including hiking and the beach

  • Ky has a continued interest in travel, enjoying foreign cultures and countries